MoPH’s Lauren Bancroft, Cilandell Glen and Kewana Carrington are flanked by Petra’s Mark Alleyne and Troy Mendonca. THE 2020 edition of the Milo Schools Football tournament will kick off this weekend with three matches each today and tomorrow.
In the first of the three matches, President’s College will play Queenstown Secondary at noon after which Marian Academy face St Joseph High from 13:45hrs. East Ruimveldt take on St Stanislaus College from 15:30hrs as the last match of the afternoon.
Tomorrow, Bishops’ High open the day with a battle against Cummings Lodge with Christianburg Secondary meeting Golden Grove ad 13:45hrs. Lodge Secondary and Annâs Grove will play the last game of the afternoon.
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPORT The Ministry of Public Health has once again joined the tournament under its ‘Stop Gender-Based Violence’ Campaign.
During a press conference on Thursday, the importance of this campaign was underscored by Senior Health Promotion Officer, Lauren Bancroft.
The 2020 Milo Schools Football kicks off at the Ministry of Education ground at noon. “We have seen, in our society a surge of violence and we need to encourage young persons about the importance of having a healthy home, a healthy family environment because overall this will promote a healthier nation. So the message of remembering that we’re all human and we all have a purpose in life and must cherish life, we need to encourage not only the young men, but the young women.”
Petra’s co-Director Troy Mendonca believes that the tournament has the right basis to give the campaign much needed light.
“But I think now, with what we’ve seen over the past couple of months and maybe a year, I think we should broaden it to stop violence in the whole.
“I’m happy that the Petra Organisation tournament is able to provide a platform for the ministry to join with us to eradicate a social ill that we’re faced with, especially at the school level,” Mendonca stated.
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